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WorldSkills Update 24.2.2010

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Editorial: By Christine Scoot, Marketing & Project Coordinator, WSI

We are so excited to have kicked off our 60th anniversary celebrations. We will use the WorldSkills Update to let you know about new
initiatives and bring you new information as it becomes available.
The ‘Celebration In a Box’ is now ready for everyone to start
downloading and celebrating with us!

In this Update, you can read more about some of the events supporting the promotion of WorldSkills London 2011.

I managed to get a report from WorldSkills Americas, even though
they are very busy preparing for the first-ever combined Americas Competition. Their report gives you an idea of just how big their
regional competitions are.

And this Update features an interview with Priyadarsan Neekamparambath. He is not only the WSC2009 Competitor with the longest name, but also the first Competitor from India to win a medal.
I asked him a few questions about his WorldSkills adventure.

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WorldSkills International’s 60th anniversary

Celebration In a Box


For the last few weeks we have been working hard to complete all the designs for the Celebration In a Box (CIB). Usually we come to an event with new designs, brochures and merchandise, but this time we have had to work even faster to complete everything as we are celebrating for a whole year in 2010.

The CIB is an online page for 60th anniversary resources. This means that anyone can download the artwork necessary to launch a celebration in their country/region. We will update the page as more materials are created or sent to us.

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Celebration in a box
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our homepage



WorldSkills General Assembly,
Leaders Forum and Youth Forum 2010

Speaking of celebrations, don’t forget to check the General Assembly, Leaders Forum and Youth Forum websites for regular updates.

We have integrated the Leaders Forum and Youth Forum websites
with, so they now have the same look and feel.

WorldSkills Jamaica has been working hard to finalise the General Assembly website and it is now complete. All package information is available and registration is now open.

Here are the links for your convenience:

General Assembly:
Leaders Forum:
Youth Forum: 

  WorldSkills General Assembly, Leaders Forum and Youth Forum 2010
Team Jamaica 2009


Countdown to WorldSkills London 2011

WorldSkills London 2011 is guest of honour at City Hall

By WorldSkills London 2011

The London Skills and Employment Board (LSEB) which is chaired by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson hosted a special reception to highlight the benefits to businesses of supporting WorldSkills London 2011 when it is held at ExCeL between October 5th-8th, 2011.

During the reception at City Hall, Adam Smith, Gold medal winner (Cooking), Team UK at WorldSkills Calgary 2009 and WorldSkills, UK Alumni member shared his experiences of competing at the international skills event. Adam, who works as a sous-chef at the Ritz Hotel in London also completed a demonstration on how to make a ravioli pasta dish. This was followed by a ‘have a go’ session in which LSEB members tried making the dish under Adam’s guidance.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London said: “London is consistently voted the best city in the world to do business in, and our strong skills base is a key factor behind this. In 2011 it will be our honour to host the WorldSkills Competition when we will not only show the world our brilliance in staging great events, but also the great pool of talent in our country and in our capital.”

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  WorldSkills London 2011 is guest of honour at City Hall
Adam Smith at the City Hall


News from around the world

WorldSkills Americas update

By WorldSkills Americas

The first ever WorldSkills Americas will be held from March 8-14 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The countdown has begun to receive the 620 Competitors from 12 American countries/regions, and 160 international Experts and Chief Experts from 19 countries/regions covering several continents.

WorldSkills Americas is the first regional competition to cover
all the Americas.

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  WorldSkills Americas update


India wins its first medal

India became a WorldSkills International Member in 2006 and entered five Competitors in WSC2007. But they had to wait two years to scoop their first medal. WSI interviewed Priyadarsan Neekamparambath, Silver medal winner, Mould Making, Team India 2009 to hear his thoughts on his skill and his competition experience.

How did you get interested in Mould Making and end up choosing this a career path?

Even from an early age, I was very interested in mechanical things and trying them out in practice rather than just studying theory. I was always eager to design and create things. I joined technical high school where I was exposed to toolmaking. Then I selected to attend the Tool and Die Engineering course. 

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  India wins its first medal



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